Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer
The Dallas personal injury legal staff at our Dallas law firm will fight for your rights.
Dan Street the personal injury lawyer at STREET LAW FIRM has collected tens of millions of dollars for injury victims just like you. Our legal staff has more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury cases in Dallas and throughout Texas. Furthermore, we have handled thousands of personal injury cases like yours. A Street personal injury lawyer will fight to their utmost to recover the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury defined
Personal Injury is part of a large area of the law known as torts. Which means any civil wrong for which the law affords you a remedy, other than breach of contract. That includes any physical, mental, or emotional damage done to another for which damages may be assessed. Also, it includes wrongful death.
Like your case, most personal injury cases are predicated upon “negligence”. Conduct which fails to rise to the level of what a reasonably prudent person would or would not do.
Collin’s dictionary defines it as: If someone is guilty of negligence, they have failed to do something which they ought to do.
Liability and Damages
There are two major elements to your personal injury case:
- Liability. Firstly, that is, proving negligence was committed by the other party. Secondly, the damages that were done to you. Proving that there were damaging effects to you stemming from the negligence of another.
- Damages. Common categories include physical pain, mental anguish (worry, anxiety, stress, fear, etc.). Medical bills, lost wages, and, in some cases, punitive (awarded only in cases involving malice).
Legislation to cap limits payable
Unfortunately, there is legislation now in effect in twenty states (including Texas) that allows the legislature to limit damages awarded by juries. In fact, in Texas, there was an amendment to the Texas Constitution on September 13, 2003, (Proposition 12) that now allows the legislature to cap damages in every category of personal injury cases.
This severely restricted your rights to be compensated fairly for catastrophic injuries. Injuries caused to you by the negligence of careless individuals and corporations. It serves only to increase the already obscene profits of insurance companies at your expense.
For more information, take a good look at this article from Texas Monthly on Proposition 12 it won’t leave you happy unless you own an insurance company.
Don’t Be A Personal Injury Victim
Finally, If you have suffered personal injury, it’s important to protect your rights. Furthermore, the legal staff at our Dallas, Texas law firm can assess your case at no cost to you. If we determine you have a claim, we will handle your case forcefully, and you pay nothing until Dan Street wins your case.
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